The conditions for the reproduction of the SAGUAPAC water cooperative in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia : discourse analysis

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_DE47C75F84EF
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
The conditions for the reproduction of the SAGUAPAC water cooperative in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia : discourse analysis
Périodique
Articulo-Journal of Urban Research
Auteur(s)
Bétrisey F.
ISSN
1661-4941
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
07/2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
Special issue
Numéro
7
Pages
-
Langue
anglais
Résumé
The SAGUAPAC cooperative in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Eastern Bolivia) is regularly presented as an example of cooperative successes regarding water supply and sanitation. Its efficiency, both economic and technical, is widely considered as the main reason for its attractiveness. However, without denying its importance, we show, through a discourse analysis from and about SAGUAPAC in local media, that moral and non-instrumental factors are crucial in the reproduction of the cooperative. These factors create attachment and affection toward the cooperative, through a storytelling using a four-dimensional rhetoric (mythification, identification, emotionalisation and personification). This storytelling technique, internalized in the local media discourse and materializing the so-called new spirit of capitalism, exploits the affects and instrumentalisation of local myths and legends, as well as the 'camba' ethnic identity. In that, it tends to retain SAGUAPAC members and to canvass new ones, by providing them with recognition in their quality of local community members. However, the mobilisation of social norms and power hierarchies might end up reinforcing the social exclusion of Andean non-camba immigrants, inspite of an a priori inclusive and democratic organisation.
Mots-clé
Water cooperative, urban water services, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, newspaper discourse analysis, storytelling
Open Access
Oui
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25/02/2015 10:59
Dernière modification de la notice
20/08/2019 17:02
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